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Nominees Sought for 2014 Nurse of the Year Award

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Carl Alston: Leukemia Research Foundation

An exceptional hematology-oncology nurse is dedicated, loved by patients and is an invaluable part of the blood cancer treatment team. The Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF) seeks nominations of nurses who treat adult or pediatric leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma or myelodysplastic syndromes patients for its annual Nurse of the Year Award. Patients, family members, caregivers, coworkers, and colleagues, are all invited to nominate an outstanding nurse for the award.

Nominations are open until Sunday, August 17 and applications are available on the LRF web site at Forms are also available by e-mail at or by calling 847.424.0600.

Nomination guidelines are as follows:

• Candidates must work anywhere in the state of Illinois or within 100 miles of Chicago.

• Candidates must hold an RN or an LPN certification and care for or serve blood cancer patients.

• Nominations must be submitted on the official LRF nomination form and filled out as completely as possible.

Mail completed nomination forms to: Leukemia Research Foundation, Attn. Linda Kabot, 3520 Lake Avenue, Suite 202, Wilmette, IL, 60091-1064; send via fax to 847.424.0606 or e-mail to

The Nurse of the Year Award, presented annually since 1996, was created to recognize a hematology-oncology nurse who give their time, compassion, and heart each and every day to those touched by blood cancers. Winners will receive a nursing grant as well as funding for a gift or program for his or her unit. Public recognition and presentation of the Nurse of the Year Awards will occur at the LRF's Medical Awards Luncheon in September.

About the Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF)

The Leukemia Research Foundation, headquartered in Wilmette, Ill., is dedicated to funding research and providing support to people affected by blood cancers. The Leukemia Research Foundation is dedicated to conquering all blood cancers by funding research into their causes and cures, and enriching the quality of life of those touched by these diseases. For nearly 70 years, thousands of volunteers and 24 chapters have helped the Foundation raise more than $60 million to help fund research specifically targeting aspiring, eager, and innovative scientists and physicians around the world, provide patient financial assistance, and offer educational and emotional support for patients and their families.

Leukemia Research Foundation information is available at, or by calling 847.424.0600.

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